Strom Minnesota is currently looking for an experienced Mechanical Machine Builder/Assembler for our client in Hamel, MN. Applicants must have previous machine building and/or assembly experience. Hours are 7:am-3:30pm M-F with positions starting at $24.50 an hr. These positions do require the ability to pass a pre-employment background check, hair follicle drug-screen and DOT Physical.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION / PURPOSE:
This is an introductory manufacturing assembly position, working with consistent oversight by higher classified hourly employees or supervisors, and is expected to work as a team member with other assembly related activities on large railroad maintenance equipment. This role utilizes a variety of technical competencies with primary focus in mechanical. Incumbents will have a higher level of competence in mechanical, but able to learn skills in other disciplines, in order to efficiently perform essential functions in that specific technical area. Incumbents are expected to perform work assignments in other disciplines at any time, based on the needs of the business.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Understands and applies shop rules, proper safety and PPE at all times and references MSDS to remain safe
- Understands proper use and care of required tools
- Understands and can interpret basic engineering prints
- Understands basic addition and fraction conversions
- Understands metal working fundamentals and proper tool use, including operating drills, bending, cutting and knowledge of materials and threading
- Understands desired surface finish after deburring and grinding process
- Demonstrates proper and safe, use and technique of torque procedures
- Demonstrates safe and correct use of all metal working and fabrication tools
- Demonstrates safe operation of overhead cranes and forklift utilized to lift parts while avoiding damage to parts
- Demonstrates the ability to identify AAR and machine components
- Demonstrates the ability to identify and properly use SAE and metric hardware, coarse and fine thread, grades and plating
- Demonstrates the ability to configure, use and troubleshoot oxygen and acetylene use.
- Demonstrates an understanding of metal types, properties, characteristics and requirements for cutting and welding
- Demonstrates understanding of mechanical safety, OSHA compliance and lock out tag out
- Demonstrates and applies an understanding of shop rules and job briefing, proper techniques, PPE and MSDS referencing at all times to remain safe
- Demonstrates proper configuration of switches, communicate switches and distance of objects using radios,
- Demonstrates proper operation of hand brake, derails, and wheel chocks
- Demonstrates the ability to coordinate clearing of area
- Demonstrates understanding and ability to interpret and apply MF documents and Best Practice Manuals
- Demonstrates focus on continuous improvement by completing company specific yellow belt training
- Demonstrates understanding and ability to follow control process for non-conforming material and redlines
- Demonstrates the ability to correctly locate and gather parts from the parts storage area
- Demonstrates the ability to locate, understand and apply shop order packets and production process flows
- Demonstrates the ability to read and understand standard work documents
Education: Associates Degree with Technical certificate or Equivalent Experience
Experience: 6 Months+ Manufacturing assembly experience – could be a combination of education and experience in fluid, welding, electrical or electronics, mechanical disciplines
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Pass all required background, drug and alcohol tests
- Maintain applicable manufacturing and railroad safety training refresher courses
- Able to take, learn and pass all required Level 1 training courses as required by company, including periodic refreshers
*Or equivalent combination of education and experience
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- 5% or more travel, including international, using any method of transportation.
- Ability to apply high levels of cognitive, analytical, retention and reasoning.
- Excellent communication skills used within any social context.
- Can stand, sit, walk, reach, balance, stoop, kneel, hear, taste and smell.
- Can see up close, distances, colors and has use of peripheral vision and depth perception.
- Can tolerate variable and sometimes extreme physical conditions during visits or inspections of company equipment in a railroad environment